Subject: Learning, Knowledge, and protecting yourself an your vision.
I have friends that are ophthalmologists. I think they are great -- IN THEIR PROFESSION -- and I respect them.
I want to be careful with my eyes -- as you do.
But I do want to understand the various "checks" that are done -- so much so that I would sit you down in the chair and have you make these measurements so you understand them.
I think that is fair. Here are the two videos that you should understand.
The issues is this: If you in fact had conditions leading to a detached retina, and ignored them, then you would have a serious problem.
But by understanding these tests -- you should be able to sort out the role you can play (and be supported by imagination-blindness) in clearing your Snellen using Bates (and other) methods.
I believe that ALL ODs and MDs should support you if you have confidence you pass these checks. I am certain that Dr. Bates would agree that this education should be part of (and preceed) a successful program as he described it in 1913. Here are the 8 minute videos.
It is good to have excellent knowledge of these checks. I always
advocate that a person be understand them.
1. Patient Complaints
2. Blurry Vision
3. Glare Problems
5. Floaters. Flashes in visual field.
7. Cataract Surgery -- Questions
9. Physical -- Diliation
10. SC -- Sans Correction and Pin-Holes (DOF Check).
11. Pressure checking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnR8IQO2 ... re=related
And -- Good knowledge of medical checks of the eye.
1. Slit Lamp
2. Saimple Exam
3. Lens Implement
4. Glaucoma and fix.
5. Dilated Fundus -- Direct -- Indirect
6. Fovea -- Macula
Slit Lamp check
Fundus Exam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z58d3um ... re=related
This is for your protection. I advocate a 1913 study be run. I with this knowledge I think it would be possible.